On June 4, 2014, three Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers in Moncton, New Brunswick were shot dead and two others left injured by alleged gunman, Justin Bourque, 24. The manhunt for Bourque abides and authorities in Moncton claim the individual is 'armed and dangerous'. Unfortunately, Bourque's shooting spree has left citizens shook. In retrospect, Moncton is a city of about 69,000 individuals and several neighborhoods have been put into lock down as a result of Bourque's aggression. As of Thursday morning, a solemn press conference was held in which police articulated it was the "darkest day" in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police's history in New Brunswick. Likewise, Canadian businessman and Conservative politician Steven Blaney tweeted earlier today he was "shocked by the tragedy" and that his thoughts and prayers were with front line Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers. At the moment, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police are still not identifying the officers who were injured and killed.
June 5, 2014